GROUPE CASINO CONSIDERS SALE OF SMART & FINAL BANNER

LOS ANGELES - Smart & Final, the non-membership warehouse chain here, may be on the block in the next few months now that its majority owner, Casino Guichard-Perrachon, has announced plans to dispose of non-core assets by the end of 2007.However, since Groupe Casino has not yet specified which assets it will sell, it's possible it will hold onto the company, industry observers told SN.Even if it does

LOS ANGELES - Smart & Final, the non-membership warehouse chain here, may be on the block in the next few months now that its majority owner, Casino Guichard-Perrachon, has announced plans to dispose of non-core assets by the end of 2007.

However, since Groupe Casino has not yet specified which assets it will sell, it's possible it will hold onto the company, industry observers told SN.

Even if it does decide to sell Smart & Final, they added, it is not yet clear wheth

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